Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Posted by Jeff Lipshaw
Suffolk University's Institute for Executive Education and Sawyer Business School are sponsoring a conference entitled Business Complexity and the Global Business Leader, to be held at Suffolk's Boston campus, October 18-20, 2010. Here's a description of the aims of the conference:
Global leaders are faced with business complexity of unprecedented scale and interconnectedness. The goal of the conference is to bring together academicians and business leaders from around the world to expand our thinking and learning in a new era of business incorporating complexity science. The conference is organized around three main themes: corporate longevity/sustainability; innovation; and self-organization.
The website includes a call for papers with a full draft deadline of July 30, 2010. Papers should address the corporation as a complex adaptive system that evolves within a complex global business ecosystem, covering one or more of the conference themes: corporate longevity, self-organization, and innovation. Papers will be reviewed by the conference paper review committee with acceptances to be announced by September 24, 2010. All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings and posted on the conference's web site.
There's also an interesting and eclectic lineup of keynote speakers, including Geoffrey West (pictured above), theoretical physicist and the past president of the Santa Fe Institute, Phil Budden, Britain's Consul General to New England, and Juan Perez Mercader, of the Spain's Centro de Astrobiology and Harvard's Origins of Life Initiative.